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Stacy McCown

Commerce school holds case challenge

The Commerce School hosted five teams from Australia, Canada, Denmark and the United States in its 19th annual McIntire International Case Competition in Monroe Hall Saturday with Mexico's Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey coming out on top. In a day marked by intense competition, Mexico's team won due to its presentation of the best solutions on a real life business problem -- the end product for which the event's coordinators had hoped. "They came up with a way to create a demand in foreign countries and possible different uses of the product," said fifth-year Commerce student Su Cheng, a member of the steering committee that organized the competition.

McIntire group focuses on consulting

In light of a perceived lack of resources for those interested in consulting, the newest Commerce School student organization, the McIntire Consulting Group, will host its first company presentation today.

Alumnus gives students consulting tips

Chris Bierly, vice president of Bain & Company and 1986 University alumnus, spoke to students enrolled in "Strategic Management Consulting," COMM 460a, Friday about what they could expect from the consulting field. Boston-based Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global strategy consulting firms. Bierly told students he recognizes that management consulting is an ambiguous term and he defined it simply as one company giving advice to another company. "There are two parts to management consulting -- the first is expertise providers who take information from company to company and the second, strategy consulting, helps top management in companies decide where they would like their companies to go and designs initiatives to help companies get from point A to point B," he said. Bain & Company now employs more people with bachelor's degrees than MBA's.

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